Displaying items by tag: Merino

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:46

A very fine tour

Ross Macmillan is looking forward to treating a coach load of international visitors to a nearly two-week tour of the South Island’s Merino industry.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 13:55

A fine win for NZ Merino

NZ Merino took out the Supreme Award at the 2019 New Zealand International Business Awards.

Published in General News
Friday, 23 August 2019 12:14

Wool’s smell may combat flystrike

An Australian research project has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to blowflies.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:55

$2b pay off in fine wool shift – NZM

Shifting half of New Zealand’s crossbred wool clip to higher value fine wool contracts could boost the economy by about $2 billion, says NZ Merino Company (NZM) chief executive John Brakenridge.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:55

Merino prices spinning a fine yarn

Merino wool is “very much the talk of the town at the moment,” says PGG Wrightson South Island sales manager Dave Burridge.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:55

Merino concerns

The sale of Icebreaker to a United States company could leave the New Zealand merino production industry with too many eggs in one basket.

Published in General News
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:33

Big shearing sports season opens in Alexandra

One of the biggest seasons in New Zealand shearing sports has begun with the national Merino Championships in the Central Otago town of Alexandra today and tomorrow.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 19:29

PGP aims for stronger wool returns

A significant lift in strong wool prices is the main aim of a newly announced industry and Government-backed research project.

Published in General News

New Zealand is dismal at telling its story to consumers in international markets and needs to emphasise the unique Maori dimension, says the Merino NZ chief executive and boot-camp leader John Brackenridge.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 17:00

Wrong message and wrong messengers

The message intended to attract young people into the agri sector is unappealing and the wrong people are involved in that messaging.

Published in General News
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